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Favourite TV show from Yesteryear.

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cb1963 Wed 05-May-21 07:44:15

Can anyone remember a TV show from the 70s/80s that they couldn't wait to get home from school and watch?
Grange Hill springs to mind for me. I can still remember some characters, Mrs Mcluskey, Mr Bronson, Zammo Maguire, Tucker Jenkins.

Gingster Wed 05-May-21 07:51:10

Crossroads
The Monkeys
Bewitched

tanith Wed 05-May-21 07:56:44

The World at War
Chips
The Waltons
Hawaii 5-O

cb1963 Wed 05-May-21 08:03:40

The Walton was a classic
remember at the end
Goodnight grandma......

Galaxy Wed 05-May-21 08:07:22

I have a soft spot for the Waltons, it did try to tackle some difficult issues, especially relating to women.

yggdrasil Wed 05-May-21 08:11:53

Oh you youngsters! In the 70s & 80s it was my children watching television when they came home from school.

EllanVannin Wed 05-May-21 08:37:00

Peyton Place. The Clampitts. Petticoat Junction.

Millie22 Wed 05-May-21 08:40:31

Thunderbirds. Just loved it.

cb1963 Wed 05-May-21 08:47:33

Millie22
Do you remember Joe 90?

Redhead56 Wed 05-May-21 08:55:01

I love Lucy
Beverley Hill billies
Black beauty
The Fugitive
Man in a suitcase
The Waltons
Thunderbirds
Jackanory
Watch with mother
Can I go on?

Grannybags Wed 05-May-21 09:00:26

yggdrasil

Oh you youngsters! In the 70s & 80s it was my children watching television when they came home from school.

Me too! They were watching Grange Hill

Millie22 Wed 05-May-21 09:09:42

Yes!! and Captain Scarlett.

Forestflame Fri 07-May-21 23:20:10

Thunderbirds
Scooby Doo
Banana Splits
Black Beauty

Chestnut Fri 07-May-21 23:34:04

We didn't have a TV until I was about 14 and my era was the 1960s:
Crossroads.
The Beverley Hillbillies
The Addams Family
The Flintstones
Ready Steady Go
Steptoe and Son

Aveline Sat 08-May-21 05:50:29

The High Chaparral

Seabear Sat 08-May-21 09:19:03

Alias Smith and Jones. I came across some episodes on YouTube recently which were as bad as you would expect but me and my friends loved it at 9 years old!

Grandmabatty Sat 08-May-21 09:24:31

I agree with lots here. Alias Smith and Jones was a favourite. The Tomorrow People, The Waltons, The Baron, Randall and Hopkirk deceased. I'm sure I'll think of others.

kissngate Sat 08-May-21 15:04:36

Bewitched
Adam's family
The Fugitive
Peyton Place
Dallas

sodapop Sat 08-May-21 15:54:45

Emergency Ward 10
Compact
Corrie
Criss Cross Quiz
Lassie

Amberone Sat 08-May-21 16:42:16

Grandmabatty

I agree with lots here. Alias Smith and Jones was a favourite. The Tomorrow People, The Waltons, The Baron, Randall and Hopkirk deceased. I'm sure I'll think of others.

I always wanted to be a Tomorrow Person with a belt I could press to get me somewhere immediately 😄

lemsip Sat 08-May-21 17:51:37

Bread

Lin52 Sat 08-May-21 17:55:22

yggdrasil

Oh you youngsters! In the 70s & 80s it was my children watching television when they came home from school.

I know what you mean.

Jane43 Sat 08-May-21 22:25:18

Yes another oldie here, my boys were born in 1966 and 1968. I remember they used to like a series about Robinson Crusoe and also Black Beauty after school. When they were little they liked Hectors House and The Clangers.

welbeck Sun 09-May-21 01:31:32

that Robinson Crusoe had beautiful haunting theme music, i think the show came from ? Czechoslovakia, and was dubbed.
now i can heard the whistled dialogue of the Clangers too !

one i liked was, All Our Yesterdays.

welbeck Sun 09-May-21 01:36:19

not so long ago, ie as an adult, staying in hotels with the novelty of tv in bedrooms.
i would put it on in the morning and discovered the delights of Pingu.
i read about him later, voiced by a Swiss-French man.
there is a marvellous episode where he gets left babysitting twins.